There is an extra Rmb10 charge for the Airport Expressway toll and an Rmb1 fuel surcharge on every trip.
A regular taxi from the airport's Terminal 3 to The Ritz-Carlton in Chaoyang will cost around Rmb100.
There are more luxury hotels than you can shake a stick at as you scroll through an upcoming and newly opened blue-ribbon list that ranges from old favourites to names like Bulgari Hotel Beijing (opened 2017 in the Chaoyang embassy area, weighing in with 119 rooms, a stylish 1,500sq m BVLGARI Spa, 25m swimming pool and a ballroom for gala events and lavish functions), Inter Continental (South Sanlitun), Mandarin Oriental Qianmen (2018, East Hutong Quarter, a newer venture - the old CCTV Tower project is still in the deep freeze), MUJI, and the hipster CHAO Hotel that has brought fresh spark to Sanlitun with its industrial grunge that borders on grand.
Mandarin promises to serve up a luxury escape in historic renovated courtyard surrounds with suites, cake shop and a spa. Designed by Sir Norman Foster to resemble a coiling dragon, Beijing International Airport’s Terminal 3 has a floor area of a million square metres and took Rmb21 billion, 50,000 workers and four years to build.
Most domestic and international flights arrive and depart from Concourses C-E in Terminal 3, except the majority of Chinese domestic airlines which use Terminal 2 or 1.SEE ALSO Small meetings in Asia | Beijing nightlife | Chengdu fun guide | Xian fun guide | Shanghai business hotels | Guilin | Sanya fun guide | Hangzhou | Shenzhen business hotels | Hong Kong Business Hotels | Tokyo | Seoul | China coast The mausoleum of Mao Zedong is the central attraction at sprawling Tian An Men Square.JUMP TO Beijing Airport | New and Central area business hotels | Hip Sanlitun boutiques and Luxury picks | The East | The North | The West | Boutique hotels | Yanqi Lake MICE | Beijing shopping guide and duty-free | Hotel Contacts THE AMAZING Beijing experience begins as your flight starts its approach through crisp blue winter skies or that impenetrable, unpredictable, smog.The place dwarfs pretty much everything inside and around.En route to Beijing you may have marvelled at the burgeoning hotel choice.Send us your Feedback / Letter to the Editor As you exit the airport, ignore the taxi touts to head to the basement and jump in an authorised cab (the meter starts at Rmb13 and goes up in Rmb2.3 increments per kilometre after three kilometres) for the 45-minute or so trip downtown.There is virtually no English spoken so make sure to have the hotel address in Chinese characters or, better still, call the hotel and have them direct your driver in Chinese.Airport buses run from Xidan, Beijing Railway Station, Gongzhufen, Fangzhuang, Zhongguancun, Wangjing Beijing West Railway Station and Shangdi to Terminal 3, with shuttles between the terminals.Personal vehicles and taxis should take the Airport Southern Line exit from the Airport Expressway.Airport-bound trains depart Dongzhimen between 6am and 10.30pm at 10-12 minute intervals.City-bound trains depart Terminal 3 from 6.21am until 10.51pm and Terminal 2 from 6.35am until 11.10pm.